Purchasing Department

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3172
Fax: (248) 370-3175


Purchasing Department

Welcome to OU Purchasing!

Our team is committed to:

  • Providing excellent customer service, and delivering the best overall value while ensuring an ethical, open and competitive environment
  • Building, managing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between the university and its many suppliers
  • The strategic goals and  support the university's commitments to environmental responsibilities
Purchasing procures supplies, equipment and services, which support the educational and research missions of Oakland University. The Purchasing Department handles all aspects of the procurement process, including identifying and developing sources; assisting departments in soliciting bids, quotations and proposals; negotiating contracts; and interacting with suppliers. 

COVID-19, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Cleaning Resources:

Working Remotely -

While the campus is open we may be working remotely. If you are or know of someone having difficulty connecting to the ODBC, please contact us at purchasing@oakland.edu to print the REQ form to route for approval.

Personal Protection Equipment and Cleaning Supplies -

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Facilities Management (FM) and Purchasing have worked together to develop standards and centralization of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies.  For latest updates on PPE supply and contact information please contact Purchasing, EH&S or FM.

PPE - In order for a department to order PPE from Central Stores, please fill out the Requisition found on EH&S website. Please note, all orders are subject to approval and item availability.  Items ordered are for conducting university business only. Orders are fulfilled for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm at the Police and Support Services Building shipping dock. Please present a copy of the request at pick up.

Cleaning Supplies - Cleaning supplies (Disinfectant Spray and paper towel) will be provided to departments totaling 8 or more.  If a department runs out or hasn't received cleaning supplies, please submit a work order using COVID in the description of the order.  Order will be delivered or pick up will be requested.